RESEARCH - Understanding ADAS

AAA LogoComplex automation known as advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) can now control the vehicle’s speed, headway, and lane position, and capabilities continue to expand. Drivers need to understand these new vehicle features in order to use them effectively and appropriately.

Drivers who did not have a strong mental model of how these systems function were less able to take control when their vehicle's ADAS system failed to detect situations where it should have activated.